Dan Ruisi

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IWC Schaffhausen Honors a Lost War Time Hero

IWC Schaffhausen Honors a Lost War Time Hero

Luxury watchmaker IWC Schaffhausen is celebrating the life of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry this month with the debut of their new Pilot’s Chronograph named after the French poet, humanist and aviator. The Chronograph Antoine de Saint Exupéry is at once a tribute to classical aviation and an exercise of exacting modern standards for accuracy and precision. The lustrous 18-carat red gold case belies its tolerance for extreme variations in pressure – from the low-pressure environs of cruising altitude to the crushing pressure of the ocean, all the way down to a depth of 2,000 feet. Measuring 43 mm in diameter, the READ MORE

Omega and Bond Crash Into Theaters This November with “Skyfall”

Omega and Bond Crash Into Theaters This November with “Skyfall”

Daniel Craig is set to reprise the role of James Bond this November in “Skyfall” and, once again, the debonaire British secret agent will be sporting an Omega Seamaster to stay on schedule. To commemorate this, the seventh time an Omega Seamaster will be playing a supporting role in a Bond film, the Swatch Group subsidiary has released the Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M “SKYFALL”. With its 42 mm brushed and polished stainless steel case, the SKYFALL reiterates the Seamaster’s time-honored tradition of telling time for deep undersea divers, with an unparalleled depth rating of 2,000 feet. A chromium nitride diving READ MORE

Sotheby’s Tour of Asia Comes to Hong Kong in October

Sotheby’s Tour of Asia Comes to Hong Kong in October

Sotheby’s continues its annual Important Watches auction tour of Asia, with the highlight of the tour coming October 8 in Hong Kong. There, leading the slate of timepieces for sale will be a rare Patek Philippe Sky Moon Tourbillon Ref. 5002P. In 2008, Sotheby’s enjoyed a smashing success with the sale of a similar piece for a record-breaking $11 million. The Sky Moon Tourbillon is Patek Philippe’s most complicated watch to date. Its complexity becomes apparent upon picking it up, when the doubled-sided feat of horological engineering offers a choice between a traditional white dial that consists of a perpetual READ MORE

Hublot Teams Up With World Boxing Council To Bolster Pensions For Retired Boxers

Hublot Teams Up With World Boxing Council To Bolster Pensions For Retired Boxers

Twelve boxing legends are set to descend on the Bellagio Resort and Casino on September 29 to raise money for retired boxers, thanks to the combined effort of Swiss watchmaker Hublot and the World Boxing Council (WBC). The event, dubbed “A Legendary Evening,” will see the auction of twelve one-of-a-kind editions of Hublot’s King Power line to benefit the World Boxing Council Pension Fund. The fund is dedicated to supporting former professional boxers who developed lasting brain injuries during their time in the ring. Each of the twelve watches will come emblazoned with the signature of one of the boxing READ MORE

Patek Philippe and Sotheby’s: It’s Complicated

Patek Philippe and Sotheby’s: It’s Complicated

Patek Philippe burst onto the stage of haute horology in 1851, immediately making a name for itself by presenting Queen Victoria with a key-wound, pendant-style montre at the famous Crystal Palace. Today, the Geneva-based watchmaker continues to outfit the world’s elite with some of the globe’s most expensive and technically complicated  watches. Earlier this year at Sotheby’s annual Important Watches exhibition and auction, a rare Patek Philippe white gold and diamond-set chronograph sold for a healthy $1.4 million. The piece – designated 2002 REF 5071G MVT 3147106 CASE 4162762 by the maker – features a calibre 27-70/157 manual winding movement, READ MORE

Jaeger-LeCoultre Gives Back

Jaeger-LeCoultre Gives Back

The Gliterati lined up last Thursday at the 69th Annual Venice Film Festival to show their support for a maternal care center in Afghanistan. The center is being built by the charitable organization Emergency with the aid of luxury watchmaker Jaeger-LeCoultre, which has supported Emergency’s outreach to the civilian victims of armed conflicts since 1994. Italian movie stars Riccardo Scamarcio and Cristiana Capotondi strolled the red carpet with Venice International Film Festival Director Alberto Barbera as well Jaeger-LeCoultre CEO Jérôme Lambert. The luminaries carried roses in their hands and special editions of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s famous Reverso watches on their wrists. The READ MORE

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